Featured Testimonial: Cranial Sacral Therapy
"My beautiful grandson was born August 15th of this past year. All seemed to be going well during delivery until right at the end when his breathing slowed down. He was born with his umbilical cord wrapped twice around his neck. He was blue...but within moments began breathing and had restored color within a few minutes.
His problems began at the hospital, as he was unable to latch on during breast-feeding. The lactose nurse automatically assumed it was my daughter's fault and gave her exhaustive instructions. This cycle of an inability to nurse without a bottle, constantly spitting up, and an inability to take naps or sleep through the night continued for three months, leaving the baby, my daughter and son in law exhausted. Her pediatrician diagnosed his condition as GURD, a type of acid reflux. He was prescribed medication that provided no relief. She then combed the Internet in search of answers.
Cranial Sacral treatments were routinely suggested for babies with sleeping and digestive issues. In fact many famous doctors such as Dr Andrew Weil believe that all infants should have a cranial sacral treatment upon delivery to prevent a variety of future problems including ear infections, learning disabilities, braces and inability to latch on for successful nursing, to name just a few.
We scheduled an appointment with Catriona O'Curry. She was a calming professional force who gently treated his spine, neck, head, and palate. His relief was visible to me while he was still on the table, by the look of calmness in his eyes. After about 45 minutes his session was complete. He laughed and smiled the entire time...there was no fear or pain.
Within 24 hours he slept through the night! He is now after one week on a pretty regular schedule of a morning nap, an afternoon nap and sleeps eight hours through the night. He is noticeably happier and healthier as he continually laughs and has gained needed weight.
He is the poster child for cranial sacral treatment on infants. Next, I am taking my 14-year-old son for a session with Catriona because he suffers from "learning disabilities" and orthodontists are recommending braces caused by reverse or infantile swallowing. I’m confident he will have great results as well. After my grandson's positive experience we all have great hope."
—Mel Lavery, Tucson, Arizona
"My utmost love and gratitude go to Catriona and Bob for their time spent with me in my journey to heal and rediscover my purpose in life. In a time where I was so sad they helped me to find out where the root of my sadness came from and give me the strength to walk through what scared me the most in my life at the time. Catriona’s energy work was instrumental in my growth and was truly an amazing part in my journey. I only wish I was closer to her now so that I could continue to receive the gifts she gives in these sessions. I found with both Bob and Catriona that they were completely committed to my process even in our group settings. The ladies group that Catriona facilitated is a strength I can pull from even today and the friendships / connections I made there will stay with me for a lifetime. I would not be the person I am today if it wasn’t for them and I am eternally grateful for all their love."
— A.M. Ebdrup, Nanaimo, B.C.
“I have known Bob Harris since 1993 when we first began working together as colleagues at The Leadership Institute of Seattle. Bob made a strong contribution to that community in his role as a consultant to both students and faculty. Since we worked on the same team together, I had many opportunities to observe and admire the quality of Bob's work as a Systems Consultant. In this position, which he held for 8 years, he brought the highest level of professionalism and personal integrity, and demonstrated the ability to understand and respond to the complex dynamics in both small groups and larger organizations. Through this work, combined with his 20 years of experience as a Marriage and Family Therapist and facilitator of Mens Groups, Bob has honed his skills in preparation for perhaps the inevitable outcome of his professional life: he is now an excellent listener and quiet observer, and consistently has the ability to bring a grounded and authentic presence to his work.
After years of consulting with Bob and witnessing his personal and professional growth, I can whole heartedly endorse and support his new work as an Integrative Consultant. This is a man who walks his talk. His own personal development and his commitment to the healing of the whole person, has prepared him well for his work as a leader of Groups, and with his wife, Catriona, as a co-consultant to Couples, Families, and Small Businesses”.
— Donald S. Williamson PhD., Kirkland, WA
Past President AAMFT; Fellow, American Psychological Association; Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology
Author of The Intimacy Paradox
“Catriona doesn't resolve your issues for you---she helps you clear essential paths that have been obstructed, by others and by you, and gives you the space to make your individual and spiritual progress. She is totally present and intuitive when working and is able to "cut to the chase," even when you might want to "take the long way home." My life is richer and fuller and healthier from my work with Catriona.” —Dian
"Catriona came into my life when I was most desperate for help. Through her womens circle and retreats I found the courage to start my life anew at the age of 60. By participating in her energy work I not only healed my emotional body but also found relief from my physical pain. I am forever grateful for Catriona's insight and wisdom." —Jeanne
"Bob, I have known you as a student, a colleague, and a friend. Words like thoughtful, honest, committed, dedicated, warm and talented come to mind, but they don't do you justice. When I think of someone I would like to take a long walk with on a pleasant day while sharing a meaningful exploration of both our lives and minds, you are at the top of my list."
— Mark Boyd, M. Ed., M.A. Psych.
“I was a client of Catriona’s in Seattle circa 1998, when an event triggered a deep depression. I was in unbearable emotional pain, not knowing how to go on with my life, sheltered and afraid. From my first session with Catriona, I felt an immediate comfort, as if she had already known me for sometime. I found she really understood me, in a way nobody had before. Catriona gave me real physical tools to create the change I desperately needed, and at the pace I needed. Through Catriona’s guidance in individual and women’s group sessions, I became a person much more tolerant of myself, confident, grounded, and engaged in my life. Over time, I felt healed from this event. Actually, I felt more than healed; I was stronger than I had ever been. Several years passed, and in 2007 I sought Catriona’s guidance again. Over the last 2 years I have attended Catriona’s women’s group retreats and have found even more ways to evolve and continually create the life I want to live. I cannot imagine anyone else being able to guide me through these life changes with such elegance and wisdom. Simply put, Catriona has saved my life in so many ways.” —Jennifer
"I've been involved in a men's group here in Tucson a couple of times and received a great deal of personal benefit from it. A good friend of mine, (Bob Harris), who lives in my cohousing community is starting a facilitated men's group and I thought you might find the opportunity of interest. He is very engaging, has a strong sense of 'lived' life experience, and is highly trained. I believe this could be the kind of group that could really open things up in a number of ways for participants. I feel the quality of my relationships with friends and family have really benefitted over the years from my men's group involvement."
— Neil Markowitz, Tucson, AZ
Executive Director, Environmental Education Exchange
"During a very vulnerable time in my life, I was looking for someone with whom to consult regarding both personal issues and issues relating to my work with counseling clients. I had already tried talking with two other people, and had subsequently "fired" them both; the first for seeming quick to judge me, the second for seeming linear and task oriented about client work to the exclusion of tending to the process of how I felt as a result of my work with clients. Hoping the third time would be the charm, I began working with Bob Harris. Three hundred plus consultation sessions and twelve years later, I can say from experience that Bob does stellar work. I find him to be steady, kind, respectful, and a safe person with whom to share my innermost hopes, fears and tender issues, whether they be personal or professional. Bob is knowledgeable, and experienced, and uses intuition wisely in our work. He gently challenges me without seeming confrontational. He follows superbly, that is, he accompanies me on my journey without having an agenda about where our discussions will go, supporting me along the way. And Bob laughs, is lighthearted, fun, plus he likes me! He obviouly truly cares about his clients and enjoys his time with them. It is my privilege to recommend Bob Harris to you, a prospective consulting client."
— Emilie Kromer, M.A./A.B.S., L.M.H.C., N.C.C., G.M.H.S.
“Ten years ago, I discovered Catriona in an alternative healing directory in Seattle and little did I know, when I made that first phone call, I was about to embark on an amazing journey of self-transformation and healing that would lead to the awakening of my heart and truest Self. To this day, she continues to inspire me on my life path and her insights from ten years ago still carry teachings. Catriona has helped me to liberate myself and for that, I am eternally grateful! Her presence in my life brings to mind the beautiful words of John O’Donohue: If you could imagine the most incredible story ever, it would be less incredible than the story of being here. And the ironic thing is that story is not a story, it is true. It takes us so long to see where we are. It takes us even longer to see who we are. This is why the greatest gift you could ever dream is a gift that you can only receive from one person. And that person is you yourself. Therefore, the most subversive invitation you could ever accept is the invitation to awaken to who you are and where you have landed.” —Shawna
“Catriona approaches her practice in a grounded, collaborative and honest manner. I've had the privilege of knowing and working with her for over 10 years now and have been known to travel significant distances to take part in her wonderful women's retreats! I've always known Catriona to pursue her own "personal work" which is integral to the work we've done together. This creates a powerful sense of trust and compassion that is hard to come by in a personal growth consultant. The Pacific Northwest's loss is Tuscon's gain, for sure. Catriona has left an indelible mark on my life.” —Yana